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on new gun laws since the newtown massacre advances to the full senate. aimed at fighting gun trafficking. but a measure thought to have widespread public support background checks, it appears to be in trouble and we have new numbers on what people, even republicans, think of universal background checks. >>> plus, the battle over minimum wage is heating up. the president as you know wants to raise it to $9. but businesses are divided. ceo of costco speaking up and saying it's better to pay workers more. but subway's ceo says raising the minimum wage is a bad idea. we'll take a look at that battle brewing and join the conversation on twitter. lily...she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. but once a week i let her play sheriff so i can wash it. i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. you are free to go. [ dad ] tide and downy together. i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it
a senior al qaeda leader and osama bin laden son-in-law to the u.s. to be tried in civil court. a decision that is drawn heavy criticism from republicans. >> article iii courts have shown that they're in many ways a more efficient way for us to deliver justice to those who seek to harm the united states of america. and that is the consensus view of the president's national security team and of agencies all across the federal government. >> he pleaded not guilty to a charge of plotting to kill americans this morning before a new york city federal judge. according to law enforcement officials, he is the most senior al qaeda figure to face criminal trial in new york since the 9/11 attacks. now, key republican senators have lashed out at the administration arguing that he and other terror suspects should be sent to guantanamo bay to be tried as enemy combatants. pete williams is following it. as i understand, the government saying they've received or got an incredible amount of information from him. >> yes. i think i should first say what the white house spokesman meant saying article iii cour
lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws. >> be bold, be courageous. please support background checks. >> joining me now, one of the sponsors of the gun trafficking bill, richard blumenthal of connecticut. thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> talk to me about why you believe this is a key start here. >> this illegal trafficking ban is a critical cornerstone of a comprehensive strategy to help stop gun violence. the reason is simply there is no law now incredibly, no law at all that prohibits illegal trafficking. we are talking about straw purchases where somebody buys a gun for another person who would be barred from buying a gun and also actions against experiences. the trafficking networks against the ringleaders and the kingpins who profit from the sales of illegal guns. 20 years in prison, potentially 30 year citizen maximum will spend a strong message and forfeiture of property and a range of measures that can be a comprehensive strategy that include background checks as well as a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. this step is a vitally important one. >> talk t
to be reaching out to minorities in its fight against new gun laws. or proposed new gun laws. the nranews.com features the first of what the site says will be a series of diverse commentators that will be making their voices heard. >> the only person responsible for your safety is you. cops can't always be there. obama definitely can't be there. this isn't a black or white, democrat or republican issue. this is common sense. this is self prezation. it's about natural rights. >> joining me now, columnist and author earl ofari hutchinson. thank you for your time. >> you're welcome. >> you have the hip hop music, he's a youtube personality, there's another ad with a rapper, as well here. but the nra appears to be trying to bring in african-americans or at least to their membership. i don't have the total number here but what we have as far as numbers is african-americans have the highest deaths of firearm deaths. teens five times as a white peer to be killed by a firearm. how does the nra counter those numbers? >> well, really, they can't. however, doesn't stop them to trying. politics and i
they talk about, and both parties can get behind. why? plays to the enforcing law that republicans like to talk about coming to gun issues and for democrats, they say it just obviously makes sense with giving an ability to really try and increase the penalties on folks using the weapons improperly. >> all right. luke, thank you so much for your time. greatly appreciate it. >> reporter: be well. >>> more on the massive storm from the midwest headed east. these are live pictures from chicago. where more than 1,300 flights have already been canceled. the wet weather then expected to march east and could bring power outages. we'll have the very latest. >>> plus, the conservative website the daily color sticking by the report accusing new jersey senator bob menendez of hiring an escort despite a brand new "the washington post" piece and the woman identified said she was paid to lie. menendez said they're trying to smear him. one of the writers at the heart of this followed up with "the washington post" will join us. join the conversation on twitter. you can find us at @tamronhall and @newsna
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